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dc.contributor.authorMoran, Colinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWang, Guanen_UK
dc.contributor.editorTiidus, Peter Men_UK
dc.contributor.editorMacPherson, Rebecca E Ken_UK
dc.contributor.editorLeBlanc, Paul Jen_UK
dc.contributor.editorJosse, Andrea Ren_UK
dc.description.abstractElite performance is a complex phenotype. It requires athletes to train hard, train well and look after their bodies through appropriate rest and nutrition. However, it also has a well-established genetic component that is larger than most people would estimate. In this chapter we will explore whether genetic variation could limit an individual’s athletic ability. We will consider the determinants of performance; both nature and nurture. We will explore the extent of genetic variation and how it can impact on physiological traits; as well as the issue of responders versus non-responders. We will discuss in detail some of the best know common and rare genetic variants that influence performance as well as the issues around, and strategies being employed in, discovering more. Lastly we will consider the potential for gene doping and for athletes to try to modify their performance through altering their DNA. Much about the genetics of sporting performance remains unknown. Athletes should not feel limited by any genetic information they currently have. In fact they should want to know more.en_UK
dc.relationMoran C & Wang G (2021) Genetic Limitations to Athletic Performance. In: Tiidus PM, MacPherson REK, LeBlanc PJ & Josse AR (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Biochemistry of Exercise. Routledge International Handbooks. London: Routledge, pp. 218-231.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge International Handbooksen_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Tiidus PM, MacPherson REK, LeBlanc PJ & Josse AR (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Biochemistry of Exercise. Routledge International Handbooks. London: Routledge, pp. 218-231. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.titleGenetic Limitations to Athletic Performanceen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleThe Routledge Handbook on Biochemistry of Exerciseen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Brightonen_UK
dc.subject.tagPerformance Sporten_UK
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local.rioxx.authorMoran, Colin|0000-0001-6226-8131en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWang, Guan|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorTiidus, Peter M|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorMacPherson, Rebecca E K|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorLeBlanc, Paul J|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorJosse, Andrea R|en_UK
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